LAKELAND, Fla. -- His spring training parking pass was still taped to his locker. His uniform still hung on the rack. His name was still etched on the board in the manager's office which tallies up every hitter's spring at-bats.
You could still feel Miguel Cabrera's presence Saturday morning, on the day the Detroit Tigers kicked off spring training, 2011.
But even more powerfully, you could feel his absence.
Spring training started without him Saturday. It ...